"I think the difference here is Coutinho in January has just signed a five-year deal, become the highest-paid player at the club", he continued.
The Spanish giants are yet to reinvest the £195m that they received when Neymar completed a world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month.
Asked about Coutinho's transfer request, which was emailed to Michael Edwards, Liverpool's sporting director, Klopp said: "I didn't get it but I can say something that is maybe more important". It is his dream move and I don't blame him in the slightest. If bosses decide, for example, we sell a player then I have to accept it. "We created two or three chances to score and this is the way we have to carry on and play". Positive things aside, Liverpool are missing a handful of players to face the Hornets. That is what I was always doing. "I had to prepare for a match (watch from 6:00 below)".
"[There are] a lot of things we can work on and at the moment we have one point". So how does it change something for me?
Coutinho is believed to have handed in a transfer request on Saturday (AEST), just hours after Liverpool owner Fenway Sports Group released a statement in which it insisted it would not entertain offers for the Brazil star. I can not say anything about it [the transfer request].
He fumed: "I don't make the decision".
Goals from Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and new arrival Mohamed Salah saw the Reds leading in the closing stages at Vicarage Road, after Stefano Okaka and Abdoulaye Doucoure had netted in the first half for Marco Silva's side.
While the Merseysiders are definitely not the best defenders in the league, their disorganization at set-pieces will leave fans disheartened as the season gathers momentum.